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#PlaybyPlay: Manchester United @ManUtd Partner with Luxury Blended Whisky Chivas and Millennial Esports Grants 5 Million Stock Options to New CEO and President

Stocks discussed: (NYSE: $MANU) (TSX: $GAME.V)

Blackhawks' Legend Stan Mikita Dead at 78, Gretzky Named Ambassador for Kunlun Red Star in Beijing and NASCAR CEO Takes Leave of Absence Following Arrest

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Point Roberts, WA and Delta, BC - August 8, 2018 ( Newswire), a leader in investor news and research issues today's edition of Play by Play covering what's new in sports headlines and recent news from publicly traded companies in the sector.

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Blackhawks' Legend Stan Mikita Dead at 78, Gretzky Named Ambassador for Kunlun Red Star in Beijing and NASCAR CEO Takes Leave of Absence Following Arrest

Former Chicago Blackhawks star Stan Mikita has died at 78, according to the Associated Press. Mikita played exclusively for the Blackhawks in his NHL career, spanning from 1959 to 1980. He holds the team record for assists (926), points (1,467) and games played (1,394), and is second only to teammate Bobby Hull with 541 goals. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, who called Mikita "one of the greatest players in NHL history and a Chicago icon", praised the late player's style and technique as well as his conduct:

"He curved his stick blade to an extent previously unthinkable, causing his shot to do tricks. He utterly transformed his playing style in his prime, going from one of the league's most penalized players to one of its most gentlemanly."

Wayne Gretzky has joined Kontinental Hockey League's (KHL) Kunlun Red Star in Beijing as their global ambassador, according to The 57-year-old hockey legend will be responsible for promoting and developing the sport in China. Gretzky expressed his excitement for the new endeavor:

''I'm excited to make my first trip to China next month and become a partner of Kunlun to help them develop this brilliant sport of hockey. I can't wait to see that more and more people turn to the sport''

NASCAR CEO Brian France has taken a leave of absence following his arrest on Sunday for "driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance" according to CNN. France was found to be in possession of oxycodone pills at the time of arrest, according to police. France's uncle Jim France, NASCAR's Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President has assumed the role of interim CEO and chairman.

"I apologize to our fans, our industry and my family for the impact of my actions last night," France said in a statement later Monday. "Effective immediately, I will be taking an indefinite leave of absence from my position to focus on my personal affairs."

Manchester United (NYSE:MANU) has announced a partnership with luxury blended Scotch whisky brand Chivas. The multi-year collaboration will mean Chivas products being served at Old Trafford stadium among other things. Richard Arnold, Manchester United's Group Managing Director said of the partnership:

"Manchester United's history is built on teamwork and we embrace Chivas' belief that ‘blended is better.' Our success both on and off the pitch allows us to bring together the best mix of people who help to make our club the global name it is today. Each individual has their own skills but the way in which they blend together is what makes us a united team.

Millennial Esports Corp. (TSX:GAME.V) has granted 5,000,000 stock options to new CEO and President, Stephen Shoemaker.

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